Finger Lakes Woodturners Association May 2015 Meeting

Finger Lakes Woodturners will hold our regular May club meeting on Thursday, May 21st. The meeting will be held at the new Isaac Heating and Air Conditioning facility and will begin at 6:00pm with a show and share of members work. A quick business meeting will commence at 6:45pm. Following the business meeting we will have our featured event.

This month we will feature FLWT Lifetime Member, Jim Hotaling with Fluting on the Lathe.

This is our last meeting of the season – what better way to end than with FLWT Lifetime Member Jim Hotaling showing us how he does fluting on turned items. Jim is a wonderful turner, demonstrator and all around great guy and we are lucky to have him as part of our club. He is definitely one of the most young-at-heart members that we have!

Don’t miss this opportunity to see Jim in action and to learn something new…we hope to see everyone at the meeting!

FLWT Hosts Beth Ireland

Finger Lakes Woodturners will host National Turner Beth Ireland (http://bethireland.home.comcast.net/~bethireland/pages/bio.html) at a special Friday night meeting on April 17th.  At the meeting, Beth will talk about many of the facets that make up her career as a professional including her ventures into “Turn Around America”, her past and present work, and how she’s doing it.  On Saturday, April 18th, Beth will be combining two demos, Turning With Your Mind and Turning Outside the Box. Turning With Your Mind includes creative problem solving so everyone can use a chart to come up with an original idea. Turning Outside the Box includes how to marry the bandsaw with the lathe to create boxes and patterned platters that can be turned on the lathe.  This Saturday demonstration will cover many things and will be of interest to turners of all skill levels.

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I encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity and to participate in these events – Beth is a seasoned teacher and everyone is sure to get a lot out of working with her.
As always, our Friday night meeting will start with a show and share at 6:00pm with a short business meeting and Beth’s lecture beginning at about 6:45pm.  The Saturday demonstration will be from 9:00am through late afternoon with a short break for lunch (brown bag on your own).  The Friday meeting is of course free and open to all.  The Saturday demonstration is also open to all and is only $35 and we are still accepting sign-ups.

Finger Lakes Woodturners Association March 2015 Meeting

Finger Lakes Woodturners will hold our regular March club meeting on Thursday, March 19th. The meeting will be held at the new Isaac Heating and Air Conditioning facility and will begin at 6:00pm with a show and share of members work. A quick business meeting will commence at 6:45pm. Following the business meeting we will have our featured event.

This month we will feature FLWT Vice President, Sam Tischler with Turning a Lamp.

This is a unique project for the lathe. Sam will be showing us how he turns a decorative and functional lamp. This project is a deviation from the more traditional turned items that we usually see and it will be very interesting to see how it is done. I’m sure that the techniques used will lend themselves to further exploration of not only lamps, but also other functional items.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn something new…we hope to see everyone at the meeting!

Finger Lakes Woodturners February 2015 Meeting

Finger Lakes Woodturners will hold our regular February club meeting on Thursday, February 19th. The meeting will be held at the new Isaac Heating and Air Conditioning facility and will begin at 6:00pm with a show and share of members work. A quick business meeting will commence at 6:45pm. Following the business meeting we will have our featured event.

This month we will feature FLWT member, Dan Meyerhoefer with Turning a Finial Box.

These boxes are inspired by those of Cindy Drozda and are both beautiful and functional. Dan will be showing us all of the details on how he turns these beauties. Boxes are always a hit as gifts and these will be no exception. Don’t miss it…we hope to see everyone at the meeting!

Finger Lakes Woodturners January 2015 Meeting

Finger Lakes Woodturners will hold our regular January club meeting on Thursday, January 15th. The meeting will be held at the new Isaac Heating and Air Conditioning facility and will begin at 6:00pm with a show and share of members work.  A quick business meeting will commence at 6:45pm. Following the business meeting we will have our featured event.

This month we will feature FLWT member, Cliff Weatherell with Turning a Suspended Bowl.

Not your average woodturned bowl but one that is suspended off of the surface on independent feet.  Cliff will show us all of the details this month.  Definitely a project with a wow factor!   Don’t miss it…we hope to see everyone at the meeting!